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Lithuania Health Care and Vaccinations

Title Special precautions
Yellow Fever No
Typhoid No
Tetanus Yes
Rabies Sometimes
Malaria No
Hepatitis A Yes
Diphtheria Yes

Health Care

If suddenly taken ill or involved in an accident during a visit to Lithuania, free or reduced-cost necessary treatment is available for European travellers - in most cases on production of a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). Comprehensive insurance is advised for all other nationals.

Food and Drink

Water supplies are generally reliable in cities, though it has a high mineral content and can be cloudy. Bottled or filtered water is preferable for these reasons. If travelling in rural areas, drink only bottled water. Milk is pasteurised and dairy products are generally safe for consumption. Local meat, poultry, seafood, fruit and vegetables are generally considered safe to eat. Exercise food and drink hygiene precautions, especially in rural areas.

Other Risks

Hepatitis B is present. Tuberculosis may be a threat. Tick-borne encephalitis occurs in forested areas, and vaccination is strongly advisable. Rabies is present. For those at high risk, vaccination before arrival should be considered. If you are bitten, seek medical advice without delay.

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